Private guides and guided tours in Slovakia
Private guides in Slovakia
For many, finding a place to vacation is about relaxation and comfort. Discovering new places around the world where you learn about cultures from people who are open and welcoming can make your vacation the best in a lifetime. Slovakia is one such placeórural mountains, old-world architecture, and glorious vistas make this small European country an ideal vacation spot.
My name is Liby and I am very passionate about traveling. I started to travel since I was 18 and lived and worked abroad for nearly 10 years mostly in tourism field in these countries : Canada, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Malta, Samos, Crete, Turkey and Mallorca.
Who is Rajec Travel Rajec Travel is a family owned tour company based at Poprad at the foot of the High Tatras. The firm was established in 1992, i.e. at a time when the socialist era ended but Czechoslovakia...
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Guide Licensing Information
COMMENTS ABOUT Slovakia:
The Slovak Republic, also known as Slovakia, is a central European country bordered by the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. In general the climate of Slovakia is fairly temperate, with mild summers, and winters that can be cloudy and quite cold, especially the snowy Tatra Mountains.
The High Tatras are the highest part of the Carpathian mountain range and one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Visitors come to ski, hike and climb, and there is a very long tradition of white water rafting in the rivers and streams. The area is known for having a large number of deep caves, more per capita than anywhere else in Europe, and some of the caves are famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Demonova Cave and the Ochtinska Aragonite Cave. There are also many mineral springs in the Tatras that have become home to numerous health spa resorts.
In addition to its beautiful natural landscapes, Slovakia has a fascinating historical and culture heritage that is evidenced in quaint medieval towns and fairy tale style castles. Although many of the castles are in ruins, several are beautifully restored, such as Bojnice Castle, Orava Castle, and Braitislava Castle. Historical churches are also prevalent throughout Slovakia, such as St. James Church in Levoca which boasts the tallest carved wooden altar in the world.
Popular tours in Slovakia
Hiking tour in BratislavaAmber Hiking Trail - Budapest to Krakow
Ä1090 EURO / £760 GBP / $1460 USDTour Duration
10 days/9 nights
Culture and History tour in BratislavaCastles and Manor Houses
80 EUR - 620 EURTour Duration
5 days/4 nights
Hiking tour in PopradClassic Circuit Through the Slovak Carpathians
140 EUR - 950 EURTour Duration
10 days/9 nights
Eco and Wildlife tour in BratislavaWaterfowl of Hrusov Basin
49 EURO per personTour Duration
1/2 Day tour
Guide Licensing Information for Slovakia
Slovakia is a very fascinating tourist destination with its rich medieval history and contrasting Soviet-era remains often highlighted in adjacent landmarks. So it’s not surprising to find an intense private guide activity in this country. However, since Slovakia is a part of the European Union, thorough official regulations apply so there’s no room for wild guides in this country. All guides who conduct tours that are aimed at describing the local history, culture, architecture and other national traits are obliged to carry a valid license issued by the Slovak Tourist Board.
Professional courses in the domain of tourism are available all over the country. By completing the courses the future guide will obtain plenty of important information on Slovak history, culture, as well as guiding basics, economy and useful practical tips. However, this doesn’t automatically imply a license, which can only be obtained only by passing the state professional exam. Once the exam is passed successfully the guide will obtain an ID card that confirms his or her official travel guide status, which should be carried all the time during work and presented upon request. Take note, however, that general interest tours such as shopping or nightlife tours do not require a valid license.
Hi Maurice, no problem, I can do that, Ive done that many times and also in the Turzovka area. Best regards. Michal